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[L. pruritus, itching]
A tingling or faintly burning skin sensation that prompts a person to rub or scratch; an itch. It may be a symptom of a disease such as hyperbilirubinemia, an allergic response, or an insect bite.
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Any inciting or contributory cause should be identified and removed if possible.
PRURITIS Linear excoriations from uremic pruritus
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Pruritus." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus_hiemalis.
Pruritus. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus_hiemalis. Accessed June 7, 2023.
Pruritus. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus_hiemalis
Pruritus [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 07]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus_hiemalis.
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